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Invasive Valley Trees Yield Perry-Poached Pear Frangipane

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017

Pears have become a top invasive tree in the Willamette Valley but hard cider crafted from fruits picked in abandoned orchards makes for sweet sipping — and baking.

Pass The Cider Sampling Platter, Please

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017

Ciders and makers around the United States and Canada are profiled but the Pacific Northwest is well-represented in "Tasting Cider," a guide that packs in lots of info for novices and aficionados, plus a few recipes. 

Is Art Working For Everyone In The City That Works?

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017

A search committee has spent the last eight months laying groundwork to replace Portland’s top arts administrator. The conversation has been heavily seasoned with calls for change.

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Sip Away Autumn Chills With Bauman's Apple Cranberry Warmer

OPB | Oct. 10, 2017 1:30 p.m.

The fall harvest underway in Oregon's Willamette Valley orchards yields pure apple juice from dozens of varietals, for brewing this quick, flavorful stovetop drink.

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Oregon Horror Aficionado's 5 Picks For Friday The 13th

OPB | Oct. 9, 2017 midnight | Portland

We picked one of Oregon's sharpest horror brains (... brains ... BRAINS!) to get some choice movie picks for Friday the 13th.

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Unraveling The Mystery Of Portland's 'Free Stuff' Piles

OPB | Oct. 1, 2017 7:15 a.m. | Portland

Why do people in Portland leave their useless junk on the side of the road?

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'The Four Top': Cultures Are Not Trends | Portland's Popularity | Challenges For Female Restaurant Workers

OPB | Sept. 25, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

When is it wrong to use terms like "ethnic" and "trend"? Why is Portland such a hot food city? And what's the state of the restaurant industry for female workers?

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The Garden Of Solace Honors Oregon's Vietnam Veterans

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 10:57 a.m.

Just past the greenery of the Hoyt Arboretum in Washington Park sits a different type of garden, one that honors Oregon's Vietnam veterans.

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Portland Chef's Viet-Creole Gumbo Steeped In Family History

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Portland

From a new cookbook of Portland restaurant recipes, Anh Luu's Vietnamese-Creole gumbo tells the story of her family's journey from Vietnam to New Orleans to Oregon.

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Resources For Veterans And Survivors

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017 2:52 p.m.

For veterans, war survivors and non-service members needing help, here are available resources.

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'The Four Top': CRISPR Over GMOs? | Endangered Foods | Banking Seeds In Vaults

OPB | Sept. 11, 2017 6 a.m.

Will a scientific breakthrough called CRISPR make GMOs obsolete? Should we fear the "bananapocalypse"? And what's the deal with "The Doomsday Vault"? Listen to Episode 27 of "The Four Top" podcast to find out.

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Go Big With Portland's 'Tasty' Diner Favorites At Home

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 2:45 p.m.

Portland's "Tasty" epicurean team has crammed a new cookbook with global diner favorites for any time of day. Fermenting super versatile kimchi is way easier than you think.

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Scenes From The Oregon State Fair

OPB | Sept. 3, 2017 12:14 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Amid a blistering heat wave and blanketed with wildfire smoke, the Oregon State Fair charged on with livestock shows, athletic dogs, piles of meat and more.